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How To Play Follow the Queen

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Follow the Queen poker is almost played the exact same way as seven card stud, so if you’ve played stud poker before you’ll already have a head start on the rest of the competition. If you’ve never played either of these two poker games before, I’ve taken the time to write down all of the rules. Make sure you put this page into your favourites so that the rules of the game are easy to find next time you need them.

All you need in order to play Follow the Queen poker is a deck of cards and some chips for everyone that is playing. To start the hand players that are in the hand need to ante into the pot. An ante is a really small bet at the start of every hand in some poker game and all it does is ensures there is always some money in the pot. In Follow the Queen poker you need to deal out 2 face down cards and 1 face up card to everyone at the table initially.

The player with the biggest face up card needs to start the first betting round with a forced bet known as the come-in. The action moves clockwise around the table with each player calling the come-in bet, raising the bet or folding. The rest of the hand is played out the exact same way seven card stud poker is played, but if you don’t know I’ve listed the steps below. Once the first round of betting is complete the rest of the hand is played out as followed in Follow the Queen poker.

  • Dealer deals out 1 face up card to each person left in the hand.
  • 2nd round of betting.
  • Dealer deals out 1 face up card to each person left in the hand.
  • 3rd round of betting.
  • Dealer deals out 1 face up card to each person left in the hand.
  • 4th round of betting.
  • Dealer deals out 1 face down card to each person left in the hand.
  • 5th and final round of betting.

At this stage of the hand anyone left in the hand needs to flip over his or her hand and go down to the showdown. In Follow the Queen poker you want to have the highest 5-card poker hand using any 5 cards from your hand. The only difference between this poker game and seven card stud is the fact that queens are always wild in this game. You can also potentially have another wild card if a queen is dealt during the hand face up to any player. When a queen is dealt face up during a hand in this poker game the next card dealt in the hand is considered to be a wild card for that hand only. This means there could be potentially 8 wild cards in a single hand of Follow the Queen poker with only 52 cards in a deck.

Hand rankings are the same in Follow the Queen as seven card stud, but if you don’t know what they are you should make sure you study them briefly before playing. With 4 wild cards and possibly 8 wild cards being used in a hand of this poker game most winning hands are very high. It isn’t uncommon to see a four of a kind or a straight flush when you’re playing this game. Even royal flushes are easily made when there are 8 wilds in a hand and one player gets lucky and has 2-3 of them in their hand.

One thing that’s important when playing Follow the Queen poker is that you need to make sure you’re making the best use out of your wilds. I sometimes see new players call out hands when they could have used their wild cards to make an even better hand. This could be because they haven’t memorized hand rankings or because they were just not focused, but it’s important if you plan on winning money that you know exactly what you’re doing.

 

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